I read an interesting forum tonight about Kroger - out of Louisville, Kentucky. Not a million miles away from where I am living now, in fact. As with all forums, there were a few idiots posting gibberish. But, for the most part, there were seasoned workers with 20-30 years of experience with the company. A few people wrote my feelings exactly: upper Kroger management do not care about their workers, they just care about lining their own pockets. One guy nailed the problem completely. "The company has been going on a downward spiral ever since Mr. Dillon took over as CEO," he said. It is nice to know the root of the problem at last. Removing a CEO from a company is not the easiest of tasks. But that is what we need to do to get back on an even keel. And that will not happen while his measures are making profit for the company. Maybe someone should go public, so that the public boycott the company. That is the dollars and cents mentality that they will understand - and probably the only language that they will understand.
The re-modelling will start, probably, within a month. It is going to be March 12/19 sometime. Originally, that was going to be the finishing date. The whole store is going to be re-set - from beginning to end...starting with dry grocery.
Because of the bad weather, the dairy truck never arrived today. That is a first. We have had trucks deliver late, but never not at all. My manager has been scheduled for 4am. I never got to run any dairy today - I spent half of my shift running frozen foods. I walked out to a completely empty bunker - except for a couple of facings of valentine cookies.
I would be completely happy with my job if they would just fire the CEO - now identifed as the real problem. Actually, that is not true. I like my job, but I don't like retail. And the reason that retail sucks, is because people suck. That is just a broad statement of fact. Sad, but true.